Rwanda

Rwanda Economic Outlook

  • Real GDP grew by an average of 6.9% during the first three quarters of 2015, in line with the 7.0% target for 2015. It is projected to decrease to 6.8% this year before going back up to 7.2% in 2017.
  • The indicators for rule of law, political rights and civil liberties, participation and inclusiveness, and safety and security have all improved.
  • With urbanisation an emerging priority, measures are being implemented to position Kigali as a centre for investment and business growth. There is also a focus on promoting balanced and transformative urbanisation through the development of secondary cities.

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Key Facts

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Capital: Kigali
Area: 26,000 sq km
Total Population 2017: 12.2 Million
Urban Population 2017: 73.50%
Female Population 2017: 49.70%
GDP: US$ 9.0 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2015: US$ 700
Inflation Rate: 5.52%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 29.90%
Human Development Index (rank / 188): 159
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.498
Membership Date: 19/01/1965
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2016): UA 848.9 Million

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East Africa Regional Resource Center (EARC)

African Development Bank Group
Khushee Tower
Longonot  Road, Upper Hill
Nairobi, Kenya

Phone: (254) 20 2712925/ (254) 20 2712926/ (254) 20 2712928
Fax: (254) 20 2712938

Mr. Gabriel Negatu, RRC Director

Rwanda Field Office

African Development Bank Group
Boulevard de l’Umuganda
Building Glory House, 3rd & 4th floors;
Kacyiru Road
P.O. Box 7329
Kigali, Rwanda

Phone: (+250) 252 504250
Fax: (+250) 252 504298

Mr. Negatu Makonnen, Resident Representative